As a NY estate lawyer with more than two decades of experience I always advise my clients on the importance of setting up a NY estate plan.  Setting up that NY estate plan almost always begins with the drafting and execution of a NY attorney drafted will.  Whether they have a net worth of $100,000 dollars or

Inheritance Rights of the adopted?  Estate of Joan Crawford Adoptions happen at various times, by various individuals and for various reasons.  For example, pursuant to the NY estate law when a child is adopted by non-members of their family the child is considered adopted-out.  However, if the adopted out child is adopted by a biological grandparent or any

How to contest a will? Forgery; Estate of Andrea Greenberg As a Queens estate lawyer contesting fraudulent, attorney drafted NY wills for more than two decades I can recite each of the grounds to contest a will in NY from memory. According to the SCPA of the NY estate law the grounds to contest a NY

As a NY Estate litigation lawyer with two decades of experience contesting NY estates I can tell you no two NY will contests are alike. One root cause that can guarantee a NY will contest of your NY estate is the disinheritance of children.  While true that the NY estate law does allow a testator, one who

As a NYC estate lawyer with two decades of experience contesting fraudulent wills I get this question quite often.  Can I contest this NY will?  And on occasion as NY estate lawyers we even get the more complicated question of can an adopted child contest their parent’s NY estate?  Just to be clear in NY and most


How do I contest a will? As a NY will contest lawyer with two decades of experience successfully challenging fraudulent wills for New Yorkers I can tell you firsthand how difficult these cases can be.  To begin with, a NY will that has been drafted and supervised by your NY estate lawyer is accompanied by

In the world of NY will contests the very first step on the long road to successfully prosecuting these matters is to establish standing.  As a NY will contest lawyer with two decades of NY estate litigation experience I can tell you there is no shortage of bad wills out there worth contesting.   But before